Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Subspecies Poecilometis borealis obesus Gross, 1972

  • Poecilometis borealis obesus Gross, G.F. 1972. A revision of the species of Australian and New Guinea shield bugs formerly placed in the genera Poecilometis Dallas and Eumecopus Dallas (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), with description of new species and selection of lectotypes. Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 15: 1-192 [48 fig. 38].
    Type data:
     Holotype SAMA I20,575 , Aroona Dam, S of Copley, SA.
    Paratype(s) SAMA I20,575–I20,582 I20,590–I20,591 5 5.




Queensland, South Australia

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Marduroo Waterhole, SA—Cadelga, Clayton River, Diamantina River, Flinders Range, Marree Picnic Ground, Moolawatana, Mt Chamber Gorge, Orroroo, Parachilna, Redcliffe Homestead, Stuart Range, Terrapinna Spring, Todmorden Station, Woomera.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld, SA: Channel Country (CHC), Central Ranges (CR), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Kanmantoo (KAN), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Nullarbor (NUL), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, arid, herbivore, sap-feeder, temperate, terrestrial, volant.


General References

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [308 fig. 124] (description)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
15-Aug-2012 15-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
06-Jun-2012 MODIFIED